Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition MDC has suspended the entire leadership of the party’s Masvingo Province following a heated debate on Sunday.
This was revealed in a statement circulating on social media by a disgruntled MDC supporter identified as Nyasha Munemo. The statement suggests the suspension was mainly caused by the recent loss in the Mwenezi West by-election. The statement reads in part:
The by elections results are telling, we may blame Zanu dirty tactics. But in Masvingo today the President openly admitted that things are falling apart.
He was forced to expel the entire provincial leadership. What Chamisa forgets is that he is equally part of the Masvingo province problem. He hails from Masvingo but wants to label himself as someone not from Masvingo. You are a part of the failed Masvingo Leadership.
Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) director Pedzisai Ruhanya believes Chamisa is justified. He said:
The decision to put these leaders on suspension is welcome given that more than half of the MDC officials in Masvingo reside in Harare. They just went there as visitors, they are more of tourist leaders.
MDC cannot justify 27 votes. It shows there is sickness in how MDC structures were set in Masvingo.
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